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    Performance and First Physics Results of the SVT Trigger at CDF II

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    For the first time in a hadron collider, a novel trigger processor, the Silicon Vertex Trigger (SVT), allows to select the long-lived heavy flavor particles by cutting on the track impact parameter with a precision similar to that of the offline reconstruction. Triggering on displaced tracks has enriched the B-physics program by enhancing the B yields of the lepton-based triggers and opened up full hadronic triggering at CDF. After a first commissioning period, the SVT is fully operational, performing very closely to its design capabilities. System performance and first physics results based on SVT selected data samples are presented.Comment: Invited talk at the Workshop on the CKM Unitarity Triangle, IPPP Durham, April 2003 (eConf C0304052). 4 pages LaTeX, 6 eps figure

    Strategy formation effects on managerial action: Strategy in the back of your head

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    This paper examines the interplay between top and middle level managers as strategy-making settles and in subsequent managerial action. It reports on an exploratory case study at a car service company that has an aggressive expansion strategy. The study examines the context and characteristics of the strategy-making process and the specific evolution of fourteen strategic initiatives. Of particular interest was that the interplay between top managers and middle managers was resolved through a legitimizing mechanism. This interplay took place through deliberation and agreement, with extensive participation, and developed into shared views of strategy which provided legitimation. Once settled, strategic initiatives were subsequently developed in harmony with the strategic intent. This agreement provided guidance to carry out strategic initiatives and was a source of resilient strategic conversation. From analysis of the case, a model presenting how strategic intent interacts with the creation of strategic initiatives is presented. This model aims at overcoming the mutually exclusive bottom-up and top-down sources of influence, integrating both in a process model.Strategy-making; middle management; top management; managerial action;

    Determinantes de la transparencia contable en los municipios

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    La informaci贸n contable debe ofrecerse a sus destinatarios en tiempo oportuno, ya que unos datos presentados a destiempo se convierten en in煤tiles para el fin al que est谩n dirigidos. El prop贸sito de este trabajo es analizar la relaci贸n entre esta manifestaci贸n de la transparencia, consistente en la obligaci贸n que tienen las Entidades Locales de rendir en el plazo legal su Cuenta General al 贸rgano de control externo, y diversos factores presupuestarios y pol铆ticos, utilizando para ello una muestra formada por los municipios valencianos, referida al ejercicio 2009. Los resultados indican que los municipios de mayor tama帽o, con inversiones m谩s elevadas, menores niveles de deuda y menor competencia pol铆tica presentan una probabilidad m谩s alta de cumplimiento. Sin embargo, el signo ideol贸gico o la participaci贸n electoral no parecen desempe帽ar un papel relevante. El trabajo se fundamenta en una amplia muestra de municipios, de diferentes tama帽os, y aporta varios resultados que difieren de los encontrados hasta ahora

    The CMS hardward alignment system

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    The different hardware-based alignment systems of the CMS detector are briefly described including its overall projected performance. Initial systems performance during the first CMS magnet operation to 4 T nominal magnetic field is also summarized

    A primitivity criterion

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    In this note we give a generalization of Furtw盲ngler's primitivity criterion [E], in order to assure that a polynomial is primitive through his coefficients

    What鈥檚 Really Wrong with Fining Crimes? On the Hard Treatment of Criminal Monetary Fines

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    Among the advocates of expressive theories of punishment, there is a strong consensus that monetary fines cannot convey the message of censure that is required to punish serious crimes or crimes against the person (e.g., rape). Money is considered an inappropriate symbol to express condemnation. In this article, I argue that this sentiment is correct, although not for the reasons suggested by advocates of expressivism. The monetary day-fine should not be understood as a simple deprivation of money, but as a punishment that reduces the offender鈥檚 capacity to consume for a certain period of time. Conceived in this manner, I argue that it is perfectly suitable to convey censure. However, the practical impossibility of ensuring that the person who pays the fine is the same person who has been convicted of the offense seriously undermines the acceptability of the monetary fine as an instrument of censure. Minimizing the risk of the fine鈥檚 hard treatment being transferred to third parties is a necessary condition for the monetary fine to be considered a viable alternative to lengthy prison sentences

    Una sol路licitud de 1851 per a representar el drama de la passi贸 a Figueres

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    Ressenyes

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    Obra ressenyada: Pere LLU脥S FONT, Immanuel Kant. Sis assaigs i un di脿leg d'ultratomba. Barcelona: Arpa, 2016

    Documentaci贸 d'abadies, convents i priorats de les comarques gironines a la s猫rie H dels Arxius dels Pirineus Orientals de Perpiny脿 (ADPO)

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    Els Arxius Departamentals dels Pirineus Orientals de Perpiny脿 (ADPO) conserven a la s猫rie H (clergat secular) documentaci贸 diversa i dispersa d鈥檃badies, convents, esgl茅sies, monestirs i priorats de Catalunya i del Rossell贸. D鈥檈ntre aquesta paperassa descric sum脿riament els lligalls que pertanyen a establiments de les actuals comarques gironines. En altresmoments hist貌rics, abans i amb posterioritat a 1659, algunes congregacions i cases conventuals tenien b茅ns, t铆tols, propietats i interessos comuns a banda i banda de la ratlla.The Departmental Archives of the Oriental Pyrenees (ADPO) conserves in the series H (secular clergy) diverse and disperse documents of abbeys, convents, churches,monasteries and priories from Catalonia and the Roussillon. From these documents, I describe those which belonged to the establishments within today's province of Girona. At other historical times, before and after 1659, some congregations and convents held assets, titles, properties and common interests on both sides of the border
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